Glory to God for words that can express our thoughts and feelings, especially when it involves our relationship with him. He not only shows us himself and reveals his plans, but gives us the vocabulary to be able to praise him and to speak of him to others. He is worthy!
The speech of the righteous bears the fruit of wisdom,
but the one who speaks perversion will be destroyed.
The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing,
but the speech of the wicked is perverse.
Proverbs 10.31-32 NET
The righteous person uses the right words because he has a relationship with God and ponders how to bless his neighbor’s life. Continue reading
Quarrels never reach a conclusion, never solve a problem, never convince an opponent. Human words do not bring people near to God; on the contrary, to proffer opinions or speculations is the way to ruin.
Remind people of these things and solemnly charge them before the Lord not to wrangle over words. This is of no benefit; it just brings ruin on those who listen.
2 Tim 2.14 NET Continue reading
“Let your words be few,” wrote the Preacher (Ecclesiastes 5.2), and how right he was to give this counsel! How much better the world would be if people talked less, if they stopped throwing words to the wind. With one exception:
With many other words he testified and exhorted them saying, “Save yourselves from this perverse generation!”
Acts 2.41 NET
When it comes to the gospel, we ought to talk a lot. Peter preached about Jesus, and people were touched with their need to obey God’s will. Continue reading
Pundit Charles Krauthammer on Newt Gingrich: “When he speaks about America, he’s great. When he speaks about himself, he’s awful.”
When a Christian speaks about Christ, he’s great. When he speaks about himself, he’s awful. Not only awful, but off topic.
Does it make a difference how we behave in the world? How we act and speak? Will God’s grace take care of everything, or do we need to pay attention to the details of faith? Do we have a whatever faith?
These things should not be so, my brothers and sisters.
James 3:10b NET
James refuses to accept a Christian’s inconsistency. It’s an unacceptable state to God. God is light and in him there is no darkness (1 John 1:5). How then can his children allow a mixture of good and evil, of praise to God and cursing one’s neighbor? Continue reading
Today’s devotional thought, brought to you from Brazil and translated into your English tongue.
Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you.
Ecclesiastes 7:21 NIV
“What did he say about me?” We want to hear everything that others say about us. Continue reading
This will probably go out to UPLift tomorrow, but I’ll stick it here now. Continue reading
Here’s my one-liner definition for the word “Frugality.” Continue reading